Not all manufacturing businesses want or even need extensive (and expensive!) transformation programs. There are, however, still systemic problems that most leaders need to address such as: unachievable strategies, unclear priorities, misaligned processes and detrimental behaviors that are harming the overall business. In this webinar, internationally recognized experts in organizational change, will introduce you to… Read More
Posts Tagged ‘Continuous Improvement’
A rapidly evolving part of advancing your Continuous Improvement (CI) system, specific practices and initiatives is understanding the various technologies that can be applied to support solutions. This technology advancement is a big deal but can get messed up (lose money) or be very beneficial (make money). And your role can have much to do… Read More
I attended a manufacturing event recently and the keynote speaker was Michael Araten, President and CEO of K’Nex Brands, L.P. (Creative Construction Toys for kids).
Our Mission – Bring World-Class Continuous Improvement/Lean Practices to Central Pennsylvania Manufacturers. Wow, thanks to all August Lean Users Group attendees for your very valuable inputs. I learned a ton. I tried to capture key takeaways below, in no particular order. But first, how about a learn and do challenge? How about we all (each… Read More
Our Mission – Bring World-Class Continuous Improvement/Lean Practices to Central Pennsylvania Manufacturers. Summary notes and attachments from last week’s Lean Users Support Group session, a series of no-cost, monthly, 2 hour, CI learn and share sessions hosted by IMC. Thanks to all who attended. There were many great examples (working & not working), insights, questions… Everybody… Read More
Our Mission… Expand world class CI practices throughout Central PA manufacturing Making The Challenge of Lean Alignment a Little Easier – by Tom Fry In August’s Lean Support Group, we talked about the importance of shift meetings, and how to get positive momentum and discussion among employees. I’d like to share one tactic I’ve used… Read More
Our Mission… Expand world class CI practices throughout Central PA manufacturing Here’s what 31 leaders from 18 prominent local manufacturers had to say about the Lean plant tour at Playworld Systems in Lewisburg yesterday: Outstanding Host! Excellent Time! I’m impressed with the way Playworld shows their gratefulness to the employees. Sharing best practices and networking… Read More